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Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 18, 2014

The Illinois Tollway is set to build a "living laboratory" which will serve as a unique test site to improve ...

Pre-fabricated bridge design could resist earthquake damage

Pre-fabricated bridge design could resist earthquake...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 02, 2014

A new framework design could make bridges more resistant to earthquakes while speeding construction, Science Daily reports. The design, which aims ...

The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese workers used frozen paths to move 100-ton stones

The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

Get the History channel on the phone because we've got a great idea for their next reality series. A new engineering ...

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be built from these robotic, self-assembling building blocks (VIDEO)

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 14, 2013

Any time the words "like...in the movie 'Terminator II'" are uttered in a news article, we tend to take notice. ...

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

Each year about one or two American workers die of suffocation from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Typically, these deaths are ...

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a construction equipment site

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2013

A reader from Europe recently asked why I spend a lot of time blogging about global warming and other such ...

Out of my way, lower-class person!!! Why rich drivers cut us off.

Out of my way, lower-class person!!! Why rich drivers...

Posted by John Latta on Jul 17, 2013

Surely you aren’t surprised when the driver of the luxury sedan cuts you off and pretends to never have seen ...

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger concrete that is less harmful to the environment

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

Using a sample from the bottom of Italy’s Pozzuoili Bay that dates back to 37 B.C., researchers have deciphered the formula that ...

Make a Shake: Researchers simulate a big quake

Make a Shake: Researchers simulate a big quake

Posted by John Latta on Apr 26, 2013

It’s a little bit of earthquake apples and earthquake oranges, but it’s valuable nevertheless. A two-story building was a broken up ...

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2013

We've seen how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for surveying. But how about being used to construct a full-fledged ...

Teeth from one of the baleen whale fossils. Credit: Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center

Construction crew uncovers fossils of four new whale...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 22, 2013

  Construction crews on both coasts of the U.S. have been doing double duty as archaeologists as of late. First was a ...

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger structures for tsunamis

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

During a tsunami, water isn't the only problem structures in its wake face. There's also the debris being carried by ...

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